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Three Atlanta area UCC churches were represented at the
Pride Parade October 31st, Kirkwood UCC, Central
Congregational UCC, and Virginia-Highland
Church. Chris Glaser, interim minister of Virginia-
Highland also served as parade marshal.
Pleasant Hill Community UCC, TN, reported that they assembled and
shipped nine clean up buckets for disaster relief, and Holy Trinity Community
UCC reported that they had sent eight. These buckets are valued at $60 each.
Are there other congregations that have sent clean-up buckets in? Let us know by
contacting Connie and Bob Waidmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eight women from the Women's Ministry of Community Congregational
UCC, Montgomery, Alabama participated in the Women's Fall Retreat, October
2-4, held in Wetumpka, AL sponsored by the Christian Women's Fellowship of
the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. The theme for this event was
"Knowing and Being Known: Deepening Your Connection with
God". Rev. Diane Wood, Pastor of Village Christian Church in Auburn, AL, and
Director of the Young Adult Ministries for the Region, served as resource leader
and Keynote Speaker. Attending this event were Dorinda Broadnax, Cheryl
Jarman, Miriam Perry, Velinda Perry, Mollie Reed, Cynthia Stinson,
and Pamela Thornton. The Region gave three scholarships to these UCC
women. This is a part of a continuing effort to promote ecumenical collaboration
in programming among the UCC and DOC.
Randy Hammer, the UCC pastor of United Church of Oakridge, TN, a
community church, has let us know that he and five other members of the United
Church will join about 18 members of the First United Methodist Church of Oak
Ridge in a medical mission trip to Nicaragua October 24-November 1. He notes
that he will be wearing his UCC shirts and representing the UCC as a part of the
trip. The group will be providing medical and dental care, vision tests and
Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Chattanooga celebrated its 50th anniversary,
September 27th. Former pastor David Beebe spoke for the event, and reminded
Pilgrim of it's a unique role in Chattanooga as a liberal inclusive church. Beebe
reminded the church that "the broad issues today are how to be faithful to Jesus,
injustice issues, in care for this planet, in laboring for peace, in remembering that
the God who came in Jesus Christ loves the whole world and walks among us."
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